Hen killing rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenChik, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got 2 dominique hens and she is trying to kill my silkie rooster! Has anyone heard of this and what can I do? She has ripped his comb open twice.
     
  2. SoFluffy

    SoFluffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the rooster younger or older than the hens? If younger then the hens are probably higher in the pecking order and more likely to pick on the rooster.
     
  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Hens will never take a rooster seriously until he is a "man" anyway. (if he is young)
     

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